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The Metamorphosis




Librivox recording of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, translated by Ian Johnston.

Read by David Barnes

The Metamorphosis (in German, Die Verwandlung, "The Transformation") is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915, and arguably the most famous of his works along with the longer works The Trial and The Castle. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a giant "monstrous vermin".

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Reviewer: Saaransh Mehta - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 21, 2016
Subject: Wonderful listening experience
Thank you for your reading this book by Kafka, your baritone voice does justice to the serious content of the book
Reviewer: Philippe Horak - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 8, 2008
Subject: A wonderful recording
Many thanks to Mr Barnes for his wonderful reading of Kafka's "The Metamorphosis", a nightmarish and chilling tale of horror and abandonment. It is one of the most powerful texts written by Kafka and quite worth listening to.
Reviewer: flATTERFAT - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 11, 2007
Subject: frANZ IS DA MAN
sCARY, AND TRUE, A HORROR AND METAPHYSICAL CLASSIC, BETTER THAN hERBIE THE lOVE BUG.
Reviewer: Steve Cat - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 5, 2007
Subject: Just like Pay per View
Excellent narration. Slow, dignified, fitting for Kafka. High quality 128 bps.

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your life to share you impressions of Kafka with us.
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